Discover 100 things to do and see in Cairns

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Cairns is  a fantastic holiday destination at any time of the year – it is our home and we love to show it off – there are so many wonderful things to see and do

Cairns, Australia is the 16th largest city in Australia with over 140,000 people. The colorful coastal city is pulsating with amazing activities, making it one of the most sought after tourist destinations.

Due to the city’s location and ecological environments, there are many incredible things to do in Cairns. Stretching across the northeastern region of Queensland, the city is surrounded by the warm tropical waters of Trinity Bay and is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

Whether you call Cairns home or are on vacation in Cairns, there’s excitement around every corner that the entire family will enjoy. The attractions in Cairns will allow you to create exhilarating memories full of adventure!

Things to do in Cairns can be found in every direction.

The city is surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and many World Heritage sites.

If you head to the north, you’ll be able to explore tropical rainforests and World Heritage National Parks. If you’re looking for more natural beauty, be sure to head east to seek adventure in the Rugged Ranges and many lakes and waterfalls. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Coral Cays and many tropical islands can be found to the east of the city, offering unmatched exploration above and below the water’s surface.

To the west of the city is equally as exciting, with the mountainous Rainforest and the plains of the Atherton Tablelands.

The natural beauty of the area aren’t the only attractions in Cairns. Mingle with the friendly locals to get a nibble of the city’s energy and culture. The city offers shopping galore while on vacation in Cairns, or take a stroll through the 123 year old coastal city to get a taste of the city during its pioneering days.

You can also stop by the Cairns Regional Art Gallery, the Reef Casino, the Cairns Convention Centre and much more.

This favored destination is surrounded by spectacular beauty that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, as well as great attractions that drive tourists to the city year after year.

There’s unlimited things to do in Cairns, Australia!

 

Things to do in Cairns
Things to do in Cairns

 

Discover the Best things to do in Cairns & top attractions

Best of Cairns

Scuba Dive Day Tour

Scenic Train & Railway

VIP Reef Day

Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Day

Cairns City Tour

Cairns Botanical Gardens

ŸCairns Regional Art Gallery

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Sleep

Cairns Budget tours

2  Day Liveaboard Tours

3 day liveaboard Tours

4 day liveaboard Tours

ŸDaintree Rainforest

ŸWorld Heritage National Parks

Kuranda

Port Douglas

Great Barrier Reef Islands 

Atherton

Cooktown

Fitzroy Island tour

Green Island tour

Frankland Island Tour

Lizard Island Tour

Atherton Tablelands

Cairns Budget Buster

Learn to Scuba Dive

Best things to do in North Queensland

Cairns Zoom

Cairns Zoom

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A wildlife exhibit in the heart of the city, Cairns Wildlife Dome has something to offer everyone including the latest attraction, Cairns ZOOM! Cairns ZOOM*...read more

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Cairns Bumper Tube Ride

Cairns Bumper Tube Ride

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This is a ton of fun and can be as tame or outrageous as you like! "Great Big Mable", a 4-person bumper tube / banana...read more

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Cairns Sunset Cruise

Cairns Sunset Cruise

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Cairns sunset tour rates as one of the top ten things to do in Cairns and is sure to be an unforgettable evening. Picture yourself...read more

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Cairns Harbour Cruise

Cairns Harbour Cruise

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With waterways winding through a 300 square kilometre maze of mangroves, expect rich diverse wildlife, stunning scenery and a relaxing cruise with informative commentary from...read more

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Cairns Sight Seeing

Cairns Sight Seeing

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the ultimate “City Sights” tour of Cairns and its spectacular tropical environs. Offering so much more than the usual City tours, this truly rewarding afternoon...read more

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Fitzroy Island Full Day

Fitzroy Island Full Day

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Explore Fitzroy Island Fitzroy Island is a large tropical island surrounded by fringing coral reefs. This Tropical island is located off the mainland of Cairns North...read more

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Frankland Islands Day Tour

Frankland Islands Day Tour

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The Frankland Islands group is made up of 5 continental islands surrounded by fringing reefs. The group is located 10km offshore from the mouth of...read more

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Cape Tribulation Wildlife Tour

Cape Tribulation Wildlife Tour

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Cape Tribulation is located within the Daintree National Park and is Renowned as "where the oldest rainforest in the world meets the Great Barrier Reef"....read more

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Half Day Green Island Reef Cruise

Half Day Green Island Reef Cruise

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Enjoy the beauty of a Green Island Reef Cruise with a half day trip. Surrounded by white sand beaches, tropical Great Barrier Reef and lush...read more

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Full Day Green Island Reef Cruise

Full Day Green Island Reef Cruise

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Enjoy the beauty of a Green Island Reef Cruise tour with a full day trip. Surrounded by white sand beaches, tropical coral reefs and lush...read more

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Cairns Jet Ski Hire

Cairns Jet Ski Hire

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Take the ride of your life on the ultimate fun machine, while taking in the sites of the Cairns lagoon and its rainforest backdrop. Start...read more

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Cairns Parasailing

Cairns Parasailing

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Parasailing is without a doubt one of the best ways to see Cairns and its World Heritage assets. Lifted high above the waters of Trinity...read more

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Crab Fishing Cairns

Crab Fishing Cairns

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Bask in the natural beauty of the Tropical surroundings and come face to face with the most diverse range of flora and fauna in Cairns

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Cairns Sportfishing

Cairns Sportfishing

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Trinity Inlet is extremely well protected by the extensive mangrove system, so even if the wind comes up you will have a calm day.

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Quad Bikes

Quad Bikes

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Picture this, your zooming along our rainforest and adventure trails that zig zag their way across our property with friends, family and other fun loving...read more

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Horse Riding Cairns

Horse Riding Cairns

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a safe relaxing way to meander through rainforest pockets mangrove wetland sugarcane fields and native bush With a stable of horses to suit all ages...read more

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Cairns Inlet Fishing

Cairns Inlet Fishing

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The open waters, creeks and deep channels of the Cairns Estuary System are a paradise for anglers and fishermen alike.

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Cairns Calm Water Fishing

Cairns Calm Water Fishing

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Only the best equipment is supplied to ensure the best Cairns fishing trips. Explore Trinity has more than 10 species on one spot

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Fitzroy Island Family Day Pass

Fitzroy Island Family Day Pass

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Spend your day with your family relaxing, swimming, snorkelling and enjoying the other activities that this Fitzroy Island family day pass has to offer. Fitzroy...read more

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Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise

Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise

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Great Barrier Reef Budget cruise with Compass Cruises. Travel on the basic package and tailor your day by selecting the activities you wish! It's Cairns...read more

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Minjin Swing

Minjin Swing

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In keeping with the AJ Hackett spirit of stretching the limits of gravity the Minjin Jungle Swing was created to allow 1,2 or 3 or...read more

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Scenic Train and Skyrail

Scenic Train and Skyrail

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The picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village is just 25 kilometres northwest of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is a vibrant little town...read more

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Rafting Half Day

Rafting Half Day

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a reputation synonymous with safety, service and above all, fun. White Water Rafting Cairns Tour is the most exciting and fun way to discover the...read more

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Green Island and Wildlife Dome

Green Island and Wildlife Dome

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Enjoy a full day including Green Island and the Cairns Wildlife Dome. Go with the modern catamaran "Reef Rocket" to Green Island where you have...read more

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Green Island and Harbour Cruise

Green Island and Harbour Cruise

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A full day tour including a half day cruise to Green Island, where you will be 2 hours to enjoy the amazing Green Island. In...read more

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Tablelands and Waterfalls

Tablelands and Waterfalls

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Atherton Tablelands and Waterfall Tour is a fantastic fun filled journey through North Queensland's spectacular Atherton Tableland's Region. You are invited to join "Gus the...read more

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Rainforest 4WD Adventure

Rainforest 4WD Adventure

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Rainforest 4WD tour: rainforest 4WD Adventure - Pristine Rainforest - Tropical Rainforest and hidden wonders that surround Cairns -

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Rainforest Horse Rides

Rainforest Horse Rides

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The horse trail rides will take you all over our beautiful 150 acre property, from hilltops to headlands, down into the rainforest and then into...read more

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Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest

Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest

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Premier option includes the best of Cape Tribulation & Daintree, with guided walks, lunch, and guaranteed wildlife spotting. Enjoy one of the most scenic coastal...read more

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Green Island and Cairns Tour

Green Island and Cairns Tour

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Enjoy the white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life of Green Island in the morning. 2 hours of exploring, relaxing, snorkeling...read more

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Scenic Reef Flight

Scenic Reef Flight

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The 30 minute scenic reef flight is the perfect way for you to gain an appreciation of the immensity of the Great Barrier Reef. During...read more

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Rainforest, Waterfalls, Paronella Park

Rainforest, Waterfalls, Paronella Park

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Rainforest, Waterfalls, Paronella Park Cairns tour See the amazing North Queensland rainforest, waterfalls and Paronella Park all in one day!  Bus pick ups from your...read more

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Jet Ski, Parasailing and Bumper

Jet Ski, Parasailing and Bumper

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Hop on the boat and meet the crew. The crew will help you stow your belongings and issue life jackets. Then it's just a 5-minute...read more

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